Gender issues

October 05, 2019 - 2:38 pm
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game. Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and...
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This combination photo shows Robert De Niro at the Comedy Central roast of Alec Baldwin in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2019, left, and Chase Robinson, a former employee of Robert De Niro's company, Canal Productions in New York on Oct. 2, 3019. On Thursday, Oct. 3, Robinson filed a lawsuit against De Niro in Manhattan federal court, seeking $12 million. The lawsuit came six weeks after De Niro's company sought $6 million from Robinson in state court, accusing her of misappropriating money. (AP Photo, left, Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP. via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro has found himself in a real-life court drama, trading dueling lawsuits with his former assistant after their decade-long working relationship went dreadfully sour. He's accusing her of misappropriating money. She says he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments...
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FILE - This Sept. 27, 2019 file photo shows Robert De Niro at the world premiere of "The Irishman" during the opening night of the 57th New York Film Festival in New York. De Niro is being sued by his former assistant who claims he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments. Chase Robinson sued the 76-year-old De Niro Thursday, Oct. 3, in Manhattan federal court, seeking $12 million. The lawsuit came six weeks after De Niro’s company, Canal Productions, sought $6 million from Robinson in state court, accusing her of misappropriating money. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 3:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro has found himself in a real-life court drama, trading dueling lawsuits with his former assistant after their decade-long working relationship went dreadfully sour. He's accusing her of misappropriating money. She says he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, people participate in a solemn assembly during the start of a twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will allow women to be official "witnesses" at two key ceremonies where they were previously only allowed to observe in the latest small step toward breaking down rigid gender roles in the religion. Church President Russell M. Nelson said in a news release Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, that the policy change allows women to serve as witnesses at baptisms for the living and dead and at a ceremony inside church temples for married couples called a "sealing," which the faith believes unites the couple for eternity. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 02, 2019 - 4:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Wednesday the faith will allow women to be official "witnesses" at two key ceremonies where they were previously only allowed to observe, marking the latest small step toward breaking down rigid gender roles in the religion...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, people participate in a solemn assembly during the start of a twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will allow women to be official "witnesses" at two key ceremonies where they were previously only allowed to observe in the latest small step toward breaking down rigid gender roles in the religion. Church President Russell M. Nelson said in a news release Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, that the policy change allows women to serve as witnesses at baptisms for the living and dead and at a ceremony inside church temples for married couples called a "sealing," which the faith believes unites the couple for eternity. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 02, 2019 - 2:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Wednesday the faith will allow women to be official "witnesses" at two key ceremonies where they were previously only allowed to observe in the latest small step toward breaking down rigid gender roles in the religion...
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Aimee Stephens talks during in an interview in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear Stephens’ case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 30, 2019 - 5:44 am
FERNDALE, Michigan (AP) — Aimee Stephens lost her job at a suburban Detroit funeral home and she could lose her Supreme Court case over discrimination against transgender people. Amid her legal fight, her health is failing. But seven years after Stephens thought seriously of suicide and six years...
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FILE - In a Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. On the 10th anniversary of Semenya blowing away the field in the 800 at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, she won't comply with the International Association of Athletics Federations' latest version of a regulation to lower her level of natural testosterone.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
September 28, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending 800-meter champion Caster Semenya has dominated her event like no other female athlete in track over the past 10 years, winning two Olympic golds and three world championships. A world title will be handed out Monday night without Semenya, still in her prime and still the...
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Patricia Arquette accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie for "The Act" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 22, 2019 - 11:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Patricia Arquette is having a "wonderful time" in her acting career, but the Emmy winner says she is still personally struggling with the death of her transgender...
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Patricia Arquette accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie for "The Act" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 22, 2019 - 11:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Patricia Arquette is having a "wonderful time" in her acting career, but the Emmy winner says she is still personally struggling with the death of her transgender...
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Protesters build a human chain in front of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. About 800 people have protested for more gender equality in the Catholic Church in Germany. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BERLIN (AP) — About 800 people have protested gender inequality in the Catholic Church by forming a human chain around Germany's Cologne Cathedral. German news agency dpa reported that many of the protesters were women from an activist group called Maria 2.0. The group is pushing for the Catholic...
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